Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Program length

4 years

Treshold score for state scholarship


Threshold score for paid department




Level of English

B1 (Intermediate)

Core courses provide ground you in the fundamentals of business and general management. From microeconomics and data analytics, to management accounting and strategy, you will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding, together with a broad business overview, to drive and sustain a career promotion, in whichever sector you pursue. Gain a global perspective on the operations of business. Focus your learning on the international dimensions of strategy and apply a framework for formulating successful strategies in an increasingly complex environment.

• Being able to apply theory to practice in today’s international business environment;
• Being aware of how to develop critical competencies in three key areas: interpersonal, numerical and digital literacy. From online branding to negotiating, from advanced Microsoft Excel to modelling and programming, they build business-ready skills to get the opinion running and deliver immediate impact wherever their career takes them;
• Being able to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study;
• Understanding of principled and skilled values required by CIMA program.

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Ainur Abdrazakova

Head of the department


Head of the department

Ainur Abdrazakova joined SDU University as a Head of «Economics and Business» Department in 2023. Dr. Abdrazakova has more than 20 years of teaching experience in Higher education both in Kazakhstan and abroad. Ainur Abdrazakova is  a highly experienced, motivated and creative professional with extensive research, pedagogical and administrative experience. Dr. Abdrazakova’s research interests include Educational Leadership, HRM, Cost-benefit analysis, and Institutional Memory among others. In 2011-2017 Dr. Abdrazakova served as an Expert of JSC “National Center for State Scientific and Technical Expertise”(Kazakhstan).

Degree qualifications
Diploma in ELT, Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University, KZ 2001
MSc in Management, Narxoz University, KZ 2004
Diploma in Economics and Management, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RF 2007
Postdoctoral studies in Strategy and Marketing, Business School of Huddersfield University, UK 2014
Ph.D. in Economics and Business, Narxoz University, KZ 2010

1. FLIGBY – “Flow Is Good Business for You”. Leadership Simulation and Program organized by the Leadership & Flow Global Research Network (2023).
2. Trainer of Nexus Simulation Game «Water-Energy-Food” Trainers. Academy of Public Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the USAID, (2022).
3. Project Management: ISO 21500 (2022).
4. BusinessTrainer of National Chamber Entrepreneurs (Kazakhstan), (2018).
5. Professional Leadership Development Programme, Institute of Education of London, UK (2014).
6. International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA), CEEMAN, Strategic Management Track (2012).

– Change management
– Leadership
– Organizational behavior
– Educational management
– Economic theory
– Human resource management

1. Joint Research Monograph: «HRM in Transition-Practices of MNC Subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan (2015–2016)”. J. Selye University, Komarno (Slovakia), 2017. ISBN: 978-80-218-4
2. 2. A bibliometric mapping of cost-benefit analysis—Three decades of studies// Economies, MDPI, vol. 9(3), pages 1-29, August 2021 co-authored with Ingrid Majerova,
3. Multinationals and the evolving contours of their human management practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union// Employee Relations, Vol. 42 No. 3 (2020), pp. 582-608 coauthored with Poór, J., Engle, A., Kovács, I., Morley, M., Kerekes, K., Slavic, A., Berber, N., Juhász, T., Zaharie, M., Legnerova, K., Dvorakova, Z., Stor, M., Suchodolski, A., Buzády, Z.
4.  E-Government Diffusion in Czechia and Kazakhstan – Who Is Better?// Proceedings of the 21st International Scientific Conference “International Relations 2021: Current issues of world economy and politics” Bratislava: Ekonóm (2021) p. 489-502. Coauthored with Ingrid Majerova, ISBN 978-80-225–4904-2
5. Bibliometric Mapping on Smart Concept Research //Proceedings of the 21st International Scientific Conference “International Relations 2020: Current issues of world economy and politics” Bratislava: Economy (2020) p. 442-450. Coauthored with Ingrid Majerova, ISBN 978-80-225-4786-4.
6. Regional Development of Central European Countries in the Pre-COVID Period// 39th EBES CONFERENCE-ROME PROCEEDINGS-VOLUME I – (2022). p.245
7. Digital Agriculture: Challenges and Prospects in Kazakhstan. In. Kotlanova, E. and Gajdova, K (eds/). //Proceedings of International Conference Economic and Societal Challenges of the European Economy. Karviná: Silesian University, pp. 1-14. Coauthored with Ingrid Majerova and Nurlan Abdildin, ISBN 978-80-7510-527-1.

Research interests
– Educational Leadership
– Cost-benefit analysis
– Institutional memory
– Smart technologies
– Economic development
– Human capital development
– Strategic management in Higher Education

Membership of professional organizations
1. The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)
2. Central and Eastern European International Research Team (CEEIRT), Budapest, Hungary
3. Association of HR Managers of Kazakhstan
4. Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Scholarships & awards
2009 – The U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP), Florida State University, Department of Economics;
2009 – World Trade Organization;
2010 – Erasmus Mundus Programme, Visiting scholar, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye 
2013 – Erasmus Mundus CANEM Project , Postdoctoral studies, Huddersfield University, England, UK

Kairat Moldashev

Associate Professor


Associate Professor

Kairat Moldashev is an associate professor and Vice Rector for Research at SDU University, Kazakhstan. His research is concentrated in two areas: (1) political economy of regionalisms and identity politics, (2) and studies in higher education. In the field of political economy of regionalisms Kairat has published articles and books chapters on regional integration in Journal of International Relations and Development, Palgrave and Routledge edited volumes. He is an expert in Cabar.Asia analytical platform and provides commentaries on political and economic issues to various local and regional media. In the field of higher education Kairat has published in Studies in Higher Education and other international and local peer reviewed journals. He is an author of the research methods book in Russian that is widely used as a coursebook in PhD programs in Kazakhstan. Kairat also conducts research methods seminars and workshops for PhD students, early career researchers and analysts in think tanks.

Degree qualifications
BSc in Business Administration, KIMEP University
MA in Management, SDU University, Kazakhstan
PhD in Political Economy, University of Malaya (Bolashak scholar)

– Research Methods
– International Political Economy

1. De Lombaerde, P., Moldashev, K., Qoraboyev, I., & Taghon, S. (2022). Strategic responses of regional economic organizations to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: the cases of ASEAN, EAEU, and EU. Asia Pacific Business Review, 1-21.
2. Moldashev, K., & Tleuov, A. (2022). Response of local academia to the internationalization of research policies in a non-Anglophone country. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, 56-56.
3. Sanat Kozhakhmet, Kairat Moldashev, Aisulu Yenikeyeva & Assylbek Nurgabdeshov (2022) How training and development practices contribute to research productivity: a moderated mediation model, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1754782
4. Qoraboyev, I., & Moldashev, K. (2021). EU–China relations in Central Asia in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative: A regional (ist) perspective. In The European Union, China and Central Asia (pp. 257-273). Routledge.
5. Kozhakhmet, S., Moldashev, K., Nurgabdeshov, A., & Gassanova, A. (2020). Does Professional Research Network Enhance Career Commitment? A Moderated Mediation model. In Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management 2020 (p. 309).
6. Ikboljon Qoraboyev and Kairat Moldashev (2018) The Belt and Road Initiative and Comprehensive Regionalism in Central Asia. In Maximilian Mayer (ed.): Rethinking the Silk-Road: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Emerging Eurasian Relations. London: Palgrave
7. Galym Zhussipbek and Kairat Moldashev (2018) Rawlsian Liberalism and Rationalistic Maturidi Islam in Central Asia. In Rico Isaacs and Alessandro Frigerio (ed.): Theorizing Central Asian Politics: The State, Ideology and Power. London: Palgrave
8. Молдашев Кайрат (2017) От идеи к публикации: Методология исследований в социальных науках. Монография. Gerona: Алматы,
Bulut, S., Deth, U., Moldashev. K. (2016) The Contemporary Geopolitics of Cambodia: Alignments in Regional and Global Contexts, (edited by Katherine Brickell and Simon Springer) in Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia, Routledge, New York.
9. Moldashev K. and Aslam M. (2015) Eurasian Union: Actor in the Making? Journal of International Relations and Development. doi: 10.1057/jird.2015.6
Moldashev K. (2015) National and regional development strategies in the Eurasian Economic Union: the swan-crab-pike principle at work. Paper presented at «The Eurasian Economic Union: political, economic and social aspects» Conference organized by American University of Central Asia, October 31 – November 1, 2015. Bishkek
10. Moldashev K. and Aslam M. (2015) Russia in the Pursuit of Eurasian Integration: Developmental Regionalism or an Identity Enterprise? Paper presented in International Studies Association (ISA) Global South Caucus Conference 2015 ‘Voices from Outside: Re-shaping International Relations Theory and Practice in an Era of Global Transformation’. January 8th-10th, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Research interests
Political Economy, International Economics, Eurasian Regionalism, Comparative Regionalism, Nation-Building, Research Culture, Higher Education Research

Symbat Moldabekova

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Degree qualifications
PhD Management

Level of Employment

Teaching Focus
Technology & Innovation Management

Interdisciplinary Aspects
Social aspects of technology and innovation

Conference participation
– Academy of International Business US-Northeast Chapter Conference
– International Conference on Business, Economics, Finance and Management
– Global Business and Technology Association

How are personal research activities reflected in teaching activities?
During teaching I refer to my research findings and empirics where necessary and this strengthens the delivered theories and supports them with valid empirics-based examples

Work experience
Bank Branch Manager
Property Appraiser
Teaching Assistant

S.Moldabekova & J.Fleck (2019). IT investment decision-making: Case studies on the implementation of contactless payments in commercial banks of Kazakhstan. Global Business and Technology Association. Developing Solutions to Contemporary Challenges in Uncertain Times. Twenty-First Annual International Conference Readings Book, (385-393)

Academy of International Business

Academic Activities
Reviewing activities for conferences and journals: 
– Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 
– Journal of International Business Studies

Personal Background/ Experience
Bachelor in the field of Services, Assessment
MSc Computer Science

Assylbek Nurgabdeshov

Associate Professor


Bolat Tatibekov




Tatibekov Bolat joined the SDU University in 2011 as full professor of the fuculty of Administrative Science and Economimcs.. From 2011 to 2013 he worked as head of the department of management and economics. Since 2013 he has been working as full profesor of Business School and Scientific supervisor of the Center of Economic, Social and Busines Studies. Bolat Tatibekov is recognized professor with international experience . He worked as professor at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA (2002); Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (2008); Oklahoma State University m(2009-2010),Oklahoma USA; KIMEP University (2002, 2019-2022) Kazakhstan; SDU University, Kazakhstan

Degree Qualifications
Diploma, Engineer – Economist. Almaty Institute of National Economy, 1968-1973
Diploma, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR, 1989
Diploma, Doctor of Sciences (Management and Economics) Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Astana. 2007

– Chest Sign Ward for Outstanding Activity in the Sphere of Education. “The Best Instructor of University”. Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. January 2018
Chest Sign. Ward for Outstanding Activity in the Sphere of Science. Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. December 2016.
– Certificate of Appreciation for active cooperation and participation in info-communicative platform G-Global. Association “Eurasian Economic Club of Scholars” .2013. Astana. Kazakhstan
– Letter of Appreciation for cooperation and valuable contribution to the Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009. United Nations. Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). June 2009
– Certificate in Recognition of Outstanding Faculties. Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Michael J. Coles College of Business in the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. April, 2002
– Academic Award for “Best Conceptual Paper”. American Society for Competitiveness. The joint paper with Dr. Janet Adams and Nancy Prochaska “Characteristic of Labor Market and Human Resource Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Virginia. USA. October, 2002
– Certificate of Honor from Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan. May 2011
– Honorary Member of International Geographical Society GAMMA THETA UPSILON., Chi Chapter. Oklahoma State University, USA. April, 2010
– Certificate of Completion of five-day intensive course “ Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods.” IV International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science. RWTH Aachen University, German, August. 2018
– Certificate of Completion of five-day intensive course “Introduction to Applied Advanced Econometrics”. IV International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science. RWTH Aachen University, German, September. 2018

ECO113 . Undergraduate program: Economic Theory
ECO 303 Undergraduate program: International Economics
MAN 305.2 Indergraduate program: Human Resource Management
ECO 633 Graduate program: International Business
MAN 525 Graduate program: Human Capital management

More than 70 papers. Among them:
1. Informal Economy in The Transitional Economy of Kazakhstan, 2020
(ASC) American Society for Competitiveness Publication, Competition Forum. Vol. 18, Number 1&2, 2020. ISSN# l5452581. Pages 208-222 Tatibekov B. Fatehi K. 2020
The Competition Forum (CF) is the Research Publication of the American Society for Competitiveness. It is listed in the Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, Gale Group, Oxbridge Communications, EBSCO and ProQuest
2. Development and Formalization Strategy of Labor Market of Kazakhstan under Conditions of Digitalization Reports on National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2018, #6 Page 129-137. ISSN 2224–5227 Tatibekov B.
3. Spatial Dynamics of External labor Migration in Contemporary Kazakhstan Eurasia on the Move. Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Dynamic migration Region, 2018, National Analytical Washington University.Pages 69-88 Tatibekov B. Hanks R. content/uploads/2018/07/migration_final_print.pdf
4. Policies measures to facilitate transition from informal to formal employment: the Kazakhstan model Material of International Conference which was organized by International Organization of Labour in Geneva “Regulating Decent Work”, Geneva, 2013
5. Concept of Migration Policy in the Republic of Kazakhstan (In Japanese language) Book: “Contemporary Migration Issues in Central Asia and Russia”, 2010, Japan, ISBN978-623-05752-8
6. Migrants to Astana, the New Capital City of Kazakhstan American Society for Competitiveness. USA Competition Forum, Annual Publication. Vol. 6, Number 2, 2008, ISSN# 1545-2581
7. Transitive economy of Kazakhstan: main features of the development (In Japanese language) Journal of the Institute of Eurasian studies: “Russian-Eurasian economy”, JAPAN, No. 917, December, 2008 ISSN 1882-0042
8. Millennium Development Goals in Kazakhstan: Implementations and Priorities The Journal of Central Asia Studies, Volume:XVII, 2008, No1. The University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
9. Characteristics of Labor Market and Human Resource Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan (In The paper was awarded as Best Conceptual Paper at Conference of American Society for Competitiveness. USA) American Society for Competitiveness. USA Competition Forum. Annual Publication. An article from: Advances in Competitiveness Research
10. Peculiarities of Demographic Processes and Labor Market Development during the Transition Period in Kazakhstan(In English) Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, JAPAN, April, 2004
1. Tatibekov Bolat Labor Economics of Kazakhstan: Development of Labor Market and Employment in Transitive Economy” Monograph. Recommended for publication by the Academic Council of the SDU University (Minutes №3, October 25, 2018) Kaskelen., SDU University. “Guppy Print”, 2018, 8.1 p. ISBN 978-601-7537-79-1
2. Tatibekov Bolat, Hanks Ruel Gravity Model of Ethnic Migration and Its Manifestation in Kazakhstan (in English) Monograph. Recommended for publication by the Academic Council of the SDU University (Minutes №9, April 27, 2017) Kaskelen., SDU University. “Guppy Print”, 2017.- 8.3 printer’s sheet. ISBN 978-601-7537-61-6
3. Tatibekov B., Dzholdybayeva S Regulation of Labor Market and/or Unemployment Insurance in the Time of Transition of Kazakhstan to Market Economy (In Russian) Monograph. Recommended for publication by the Academic Council of the SDU University (Minutes №8, April 04, 2017) Kaskelen., SDU University. “Guppy Print”, 2017.- 12.0 printer’s sheet ISBN 978-601-7537-54-8
4. Tatibekov B., Temirbekova Zh., Smirnova Y., Izekenova A. Mechanism of Unofficial Labor Market Reduction and Informal Employment in the Republic of Kazakhstan (in Russian) Monograph. Recommended for publication by the Academic Council of the SDU University (Minutes №4, October 26, 2017) Kaskelen., SDU University. “Guppy Print”, 2017.- 11.0 printer’s sheet ISBN 978-601-7537-68-5

Research interests
He was scientific supervisor and Head of the Kazakhstani’s team of scholars in different national and International projects like:
INTAS project: “Labor, Migration, Identities: challenges and relations of social insecurities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”. 2005-2007
– INTAS (The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. Funded by EU)
– UNESCAP “Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific” 2004
– ILO «Policies Measures to Facilitate Transition from Informal to Formal employment: The Kazakhstan Model. KAZ 153» 2011
– IOM “Migrants in the New Capital of Kazakhstan” 2005
– UNDP “Adaptation of Oralmans in Kazakhstan” 2005
– Research project: “Mechanism of Declining of Unofficial Labor Markets and Informal Employment in the Republic of Kazakhstan” Project is funded by Ministry of Education and Sciences. (2015-2017) Total sum of the project is 9745729 KZT or 28.664 USD

Membership of professional organisations
Honorary Member of International Geographical Society GAMMA THETA UPSILON., Chi Chapter. Oklahoma State University, USA. April, 2010
Member of Society for Human Resource Management (USA)
Member of International Studies Association (USA)

Scholarships & awards
Fulbrignt Scholarship, USA 2009-2010

Bauyrzhan Yedgenov

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Degree qualifications
SDU University, Kazakhstan Bachelor of Arts, Economics 2008
Master of Arts, Economics 2011
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – USA
Ph.D. Economics 2017
Dissertation Title: “Essays on Fiscal Policy, Institutions and Economic Growth” Committee: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez – Chair (GSU), Sally Wallace (GSU), Andrew Feltenstein (GSU), Charles Hankla (GSU), Yongzheng Liu (Renmin University of China)

Professional and Academic Experience
International Center for Public Policy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA- USA Senior Research Associate Mar 2018 – Aug 2023
The World Bank, Country Office in Astana, Kazakhstan Evaluation Consultant, Education GP Jul 2019 – Jun 2022
The World Bank, Washington, DC USA Field Coordinator, Development Impact Evaluation Unit Jul 2017-Jun 2019
International Center for Public Policy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA-USA Research Assistant Jan 2011-Jun 2017

Journal Publications
1. Reexamining the determinants of fiscal decentralization: What is the role of Geography?” (with G. Canavire-Bacarreza and J. Martinez-Vazquez), Journal of Economic Geography, Volume 17, Issue 6, Pages 1209–1249 (2017)
2. Identifying and Disentangling the Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Economic Growth” (with G. Canavire-Bacarreza and J. Martinez-Vazquez), World Development 127 (2020)
3. “Promoting community and labor force engagement through service grants and non-cognitive skills training: A randomized control trial in Kazakhstan” (with J. Leight, E. Mvukiyehe, B. Crost and S. Bhanot), Journal of Development Economics, Volume 153, 102718 (2021)
4. “Role of Historical Malaria in Institutions and Contemporary Economic Development” (with E. Gooch and J. Martinez-Vazquez), Studies in Comparative International Development, 1-28 (2022)
5. “Fiscal Decentralization and Structural versus Cyclical Unemployment Levels” (with B. Akalbeo and J. Martinez-Vazquez), European Journal of Political Economy, pages 102477. (2023)

Working Papers, Book Chapters, Reports
1. A Superior Instrument for the Role of Institutional Quality on Economic Development?” (with E. Gooch and J. Martinez-Vazquez), Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 16-18 (2016)
2. “Philippines: Analytical and Advisory Services on Revenue Policies and Administration for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao” (with A. Timofeev and J. Martinez-Vazquez), World Bank Report (2021)
3. “Local government revenue diversification: Prospects for Connecticut” (with L. Wheeler), Chapter 3 in Tools for State and Local Fiscal Management (edited by A. Hathaway, J. Martinez-Vazquez and C. Thayer), Edward Elgar Publishing (2021)
4. “Overcoming Behavioral Impediments to Maternal Care: Experimental Evidence on Domain Knowledge and Nudgeability from Recalcitrant Pakistan” (with Y. Civelek, R. Cesur, M. Cyan, and R. Rothenberg), NBER Working paper, 30680 (2022)
5. “Personalized Nudges in Online Undergraduate Courses: A Field Experiment” (with G. Eau, D. Hoodin & T. Musaddiq) (2023)
6. “Role of text messages in employment outcomes among youth in Kazakhstan: a field experiment” (with A. Sagintayeva, A. Ibrasheva, et al.) (2023)
7. “Study of employment preferences of NEET youth in Kazakhstan through the method of experimental economics – a laboratory experiment” (with A. Sagintayeva, A. Ibrasheva, et al.) (2023)
8. “Role of Technology in Socio-Economic Development of Azerbaijan” (with R. Rzayeva and A. Aliyeva) (2023)

Research Grant Support and Activities
– Kazakhstan: Improving the teacher qualifications through behavioral science in secondary schools in Kazakhstan. (GSU FIPE Grant co-PI, PI: Sally Wallace), $8,000 (2022-2023)
– Kazakhstan: The evaluation of challenges of youth in Kazakhstan and piloting innovative solutions (National Academic of Sciences/USAID, PI: Alima Ibrasheva), $195,067 (2021-2023)
– Kazakhstan: Developing faculty collaboration through building research capacity in evidence-based policy evaluation methods in Kazakhstan (GSU FIPE Grant co-PI, PI: Sally Wallace), $4,000 (2021)
– Grenada: Grenada Fiscal System, Taxation and Social Expenditures Project (The World Bank, PI: Bauyrzhan Yedgenov), $6,500 (2021)
– Philippines: Philippines Revenue Management Project (The World Bank, PI: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez), $39,357 (2021)
– Kyrgyzstan: Evaluating the Fiscal Equalization Transfer Formula (The World Bank, PI: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez), $15,000 (2020-2021)
– USA: Analysis of municipal alternative funding sources for the Connecticut local governments (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, PI: Laura Wheeler), $50,000 (2019-2020)
– Kazakhstan: Enhancing International Faculty Development and Exchange through Development of Evidence-Based Impact Evaluation Methods in Kazakhstan (GSU FIPE Grant co-PI, PI: Sally Wallace), $6,000 (2019)
– Nepal: Nepal Capacity Needs Assessment for Local Governments (The World Bank/UNDP, PI: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez), $150,000 (2019)
– Pakistan: Pakistan Evaluation Design, Technical Assistance to Post-Crisis Needs Assessment in FATA Secretariat (FATA/ The World Bank, PI: Musharraf Cyan), $611,775 (2014-2017)
– Pakistan: Saving Maternal and Infant Lives through Affordable Tech. in Pakistan (National Academy of Sciences/USAID, PI: Musharraf Cyan & Richard Rothenberg), $153,681 (2013-2018)
– Pakistan: Priming Rural Health Facilities in Pakistan (IFPRI, PI: Musharraf Cyan), $50.,000 (2013-2014)
– Cambodia: Cambodia Fiscal Decentralization Project (Government of Cambodia/ADB, PI: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez), $469,935 (2010-2015)

Teaching Experience
Global Economy (introductory level) – Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2019
International Trade (senior level) – Fall 2014, Summer 2017, Spring 2019
SDU University, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2007-2009

Honors & Awards
– Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship (U.S. Department of State), 2009-2011
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award (GSU Economics Department) – 2016
E. D. Jack Dunn Fellowship Award (GSU Economics Department & Georgia Banks Association) – 2017

Professional Affiliations
American Economic Association; International Institute for Public Finance; Southern Economic Association

Research interests
Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
Regents Professor and Founding Director
International Center for Public Policy
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University 
14 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

Sally Wallace
Managing Director, Quantitative Economics and Statistics
Ernst & Young LLP
55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

Gustavo Javier Canavire-Bacarreza
Senior Economist 
Poverty and Equity Global Practice 
The World Bank
121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA

Laura Wheeler
Public Finance and Tax Policy Economist
Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group
Ernst & Young LLP
55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

Musharraf Cyan
Lead Economic Advisor
UNPD, Pakistan
4th Floor, Serena Business Complex Khayaban-e-Suharwardy Islamabad, Pakistan

Eric Mvukiyehe
Assistant Professor of Political Science Department of Political Science
Duke University
Gross Hall, 140 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708, USA

Madina Kenzhegaranova

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Madina Kenzhegaranova joined SDU University in September 2019. She holds a PhD degree in Management (Kazakh National University after Al-Farabi, 2015 ) and a master’s degree in educational human resources development (Texas A&M University, 2008, The Presidential Bolashak sholarship holder). Madina Kenzhegaranova has 17 years of teaching experience and three years of the administrative staff experience (2016-2019) in the position of the Director of Doctoral programs at Almaty Management University (AlmaU). Research interests of Madina Kenzhegaranova: change management in organizations, entrepreneurship. She has taught at Universities of Lithuania and Poland within the framework of the Erasmus plus program (2017 (one week program), 2018 (one week program)

Degree qualifications
Zhetysu State University after I.Zhansugurov, Taldykorgan, RK (foreign languages) 2002
Master of Science in educational human resources development, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA 2008
PhD in Management, Kazakh National University after al-Farabi, Almaty, RK 2015

1. “Strategic thinking and capability course”, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Jyväskylä city, Finland (28.04. 2019 – 03.05.2019)
2. “Agile management” course, Solbridge International School of Business, Daejeon city, South Korea (May 2017).
3. Training seminar “Organization and implementation processes of the e-learning in higher education institution” – IAB, January 24th, 2014
4. Certificate of professional development on the program “Teaching Excellence (2ndlevel)” – (28th of February to 16th June 2015), AlmaU.

– Change management
– Innovation management and business communications for bachelors
– Research methods in Social sciences for masters

1. Kenzhegaranova M.K. On the questions of theories and technologies of continuous improvement. Herald of the Kazakh National University after al-Farabi.Economic Series. Almaty. – 2015. – № 2 (108). Pp 140-145
2. Kenzhegaranova M.K. Organizational development patterns and regularities during implementation of change management strategies. Herald of the Kazakh National University after al-Farabi. Economic Series. Almaty. – 2014. – № 2 (102). Pp 138-143
3. Kenzhegaranova M.K. Concept of quality management in the implementation of organizational changes. Herald of the Kazakh National University after al-Farabi.. Economic Series. Almaty. – 2013. – № 6 (100). Pp 190-195
4. Kunanbayeva D.A., Kenzhegaranova M.K. Theoretical aspects of resistance to change in organizations. The monthly scientific journal “Young Scientist” Chita – Moscow, Russian Federation – 2013. – №9 (56). C. 200-204

Учебное пособие «Менеджмент: теория и практика Казахстана». Раздел: «Управление изменениями» – Алматы, 2-ое изд., доп.- Алматы: Игілікgroup, 2017 г. – 1,9 п.л.

1. International Conference: “Entrepreneurship and Business Education in a Changing World”, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Academy of Business, October 31, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2. IX International scientific-practical conference of IAB: “Business and Education: development vector”. The role of innovation in the international transfer of knowledge. International Academy of Business (IAB), February 8, 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
3. International scientific-practical conference “Regulation of economic issues in the CU and the CES: Practice and Problems” Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi, on December 6-7, 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
4. International Conference: «ICEBMM 2012: International Conference on Economics, Business Management and Marketing», 12-13 May 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Research interests
Change management in organizations, entrepreneurship

Scholarships & awards
International Presidential Bolashak Scholarship 2005-2008, Master’s program at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.

Yerzhan Syzdykov

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Yerzhan Syzdykov joined the SDU University in the Kazakhstan in 2015 as a lecturer for the bachelor level students: he had worked as a junior lecturer until 2018. From 2018 to 2019, Yerzhan was senior lecturer of the Business school in Management field. Since 2019, he has been working as a coordinator of management and economics programs. He is currently completing his PhD studies in University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia.

Degree qualifications
BA in Economics (2012). SDU University, KZ
MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (2014). University of Essex, UK
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Management (in progress). University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

ACC 403, Bachelor, Financial Statement Analysis
MAN 209, Bachelor, Management
MAN 213, Bachelor, Cases in Management
ACC 206, Bachelor, Corporate and Business Law
MAN 203, Bachelor, Organizational Structure and Behavior
MAN 609, Masters, Organizational Behavior

Research interests
OB, HRM and Management

Alisher Tleubayev

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Alisher Tleubayev joined the SDU University in Kazakhstan in 2014 as a lecturer of SDU Business School. In 2015, he was a vice-dean of SDU Business School on research. From 2017 to 2020, Alisher did a PhD in agricultural economics at Martin Luther University in Germany. Since 2020, he has been the director of Science Department at SDU. He is a fellow of CERGE-EI career integration program and his research interests include gender and agricultural economics.

Degree qualifications
MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management, 2013, The University of Essex, United Kingdom

BOLASHAK scholarship for MSc degree, The University of Essex, United Kingdom, 2012

Gahwar Bhatti



Bibizhamal Amangeldi




Bibizhamal Amangeldi joined SDU University in September 2023 as a lecturer at SDU Business School. From 2019-2022 she has worked at the Centre for International Programmes “Bolashak” as a manager coordinating scholarship holders and working with international educational organisations such as Campus France, DAAD and etc. After obtaining master’s degree, Bibizhamal worked as a Project Manager at the AlmaU Technology Commercialization Center.

Degree Qualifications
BA in Political Science and International Relations (2019), Nazarbayev University
MSc in International Management (2022), University of Sheffield, UK

Certificate in Business Analytics (2023)

– MAN 209 Management
– MAN 316 Project Management
– MAN 329 Production Management

Research interests
– Entrepreneurship
– SME internationalization
– Management competencies

Scholarships & awards
Bolashak scholarship holder for master’s degree

Gulnura Arzanbekova



Askar Aitmagambetov

Senior lecturer


Senior lecturer

When you joined SDU – 2 September 2019
Background – IT and management in IT
previous activities – IT project manager in international companies (PetroKazakstan, DHL, Richfit International (Kazakhstan), Terralink Technologies)
Hobbies – music, gym, books

Degree qualifications
1. Bachelor: Information technologies and computer science 2012, KBTU, KZ
2. Master: MBA (major-finance), 2016, KIMEP, KZ
3 PhD: Business administration, 2021, Narxoz, KZ

Gaukhar Alipbay

Senior lecturer


Senior lecturer

She has been working at SDU since September 2021 as director of master’s programs. Total work experience 18 years. Previously, she worked in public service structures (Ministry of Finance, Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan), the National Company of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and its subsidiaries, she also taught students at the Academy of Civil Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Degree qualifications
BA Finance (2000). Narhoz, KZ
MA in Project Management (2018) UCL University, London, GB

Research interests
Bolashak scholatship for Master degree, UCL University, London, UK

Scholarships & awards
Bolashak scholatship for Master degree, UCL University, London, UK

Mukhametzhan Seitzhapparuly

Senior lecturer



Senior lecturer

Mukhametzhan Seitzhapparuly joined the SDU University in 2015 as a lecturer for the bachelor level students, currently he is a Senior Lecturer at SDU Business School. He have graduated his Masters degree in International Management in Essex University, UK. Since 2023, he has been working as a coordinator of economics programs.

Degree qualifications
BS in International Relations. SDU University
MS in International Management. Essex University
PhD candidate in Public Administration. Narxoz University

– MAN 209, Bachelor, Management
– MAR 313, Bachelor, Brand Management
MAR 413, Bachelor, Service Marketing

Research interests
Higher Education Management (transformation, leadership)

Scholarships & awards
The holder of “Bolashak” Scholarship

Wani Qaswa Binte Firdous

Assistant instructor



Assistant instructor

Qaswa Wani joined SDU University in 2022 as a teaching assistant, while doing her Masters in management in SDU.

Degree qualifications
BA in management (2021), SDU University
MSc in management, (ongoing) SDU University

– IELTS: 7.0
– TOEFL: 103/120

MDE 167: Leadership 
MAN 322: Entrepreneurship

Sabi Serik

Assistant instructor


Assistant instructor

Degree qualifications
Kazakh-Turkish high school 2018
Bachelor: SDU University 2023
Master: University of International Business, Almaty 2025

2020 – Tau Ken Service: Marketing
2020 – Акимат: intern
2020-2021 – Key to success: Branch Manager
2021 – LAW Dara Company: Operator Call centre
2023 – TM Beeline: Marketing-analytics
2023 – Green House Limited: Analytics
2023 – Jusan mobile: Marketing-analytics

Digital Marketing: Data Science 2023
SDU University: SMM 2020
Udemy: Data Science 2023


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Since Infomatrix Asia is an international project competition and current lingua franca is English language, we decided that everything(documentation, presentation, submission) will be in English.

Starting from this year, participation doesn’t give opportunity get max at ENT.

All participants who study at secondary school must participate with their supervisors. Due to the security concerns of the participants.

Mail to (Only technical questions)

Look carefully at category requirements, but common thing is: great presentation, clear documentation, completed project, short video demonstrating your knowledge of English Participants from Kazakhstan should have participated on regional, city, republic project competitions before.

Infomatrix Asia is an independent competition. Therefore, you are free to submit your project to any other competitions.

The participation fee is a required fixed cost that covers: transportation, medals, t-shirts, certificates, food, lodging and so on…


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Бонус ұпай қалай жинауға болады?

Қатысушылардың Instagram желісіндегі парақшасында SPT олимпиадасы туралы қызықты әрі креатив пост жариялау арқылы 1-ден 5-ке дейін бонус ұпайға ие болу мүмкіндігі бар. Пост сурет, мәтін немесе видео сияқты кез келген форматта бола алады.

Шығармашылық шектеу жоқ, қиялыңа ерік бер!
Арманыңды жаз, әңгіме құрастыр, видео түсір, достарыңа мотивация бер,  оларды да қатысуға шақыр!

Бұл – тіпті қосымша 0,5 ұпайдың грант иесі атануда шешуші рөл атқара алатын тұсы. Сондықтан мұндай тамаша мүмкіндікті міндетті түрде пайдалануға кеңес береміз.


  • Қызықты және креативті пост жариялау (мәтін 50 cөзден кем емес, қатысышының өз атынан жазылады)
  • Cуретте @sdukz белгілеу (tag)
  • Хэштег – #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Пост соңында аты-жөнін, кластер мен ЖСН соңғы 6 цифрін хэштег арқылы көрсету (мысалы, Ахметов Айбек, #Кластер5, #123456).
  • Қатысушы парақшасы 10 наурызға дейін ашық болуы керек.

*Посттарды олимпиада ұйымдастырушылары былай бағалайды (жалпы ереже):

▫️1 ұпай:
— Пост жарияланған, талаптарға сай;
▫️2 ұпай:
— Мәтіні өте жақсы жазылған пост;
▫️3 ұпай:
— сапалы түсірілген және монтаждалған видео-пост;
▫️4 және 5 ұпай:
— Көп қаралым жинаған, лайк пен комментарий саны көп сапалы пост. 

Алайда баға беруші посттың сапасына көбірек қарайды. Яғни, тек қана мәтінмен-ақ +5 балл алу мүмкіндігі де бар. Немесе керісінше, көп лайк жинаған пост сапасыз болғандықтан 1 ұпай ғана жинауы мүмкін.

Посттар онлайн тіркелу аяқталғанға дейін қабылданады.

Как заработать бонусные баллы?

Участники имеют возможность заработать от 1 до 5 бонусных баллов, написав интересный и креативный пост об олимпиаде SPT на своей странице в Instagram. Пост может быть в любом формате, как текст, фото или видео.

Творчеству нет предела, дай волю своим фантазиям!
Напиши мечту, сочини рассказ, сними видео, мотивируй своих друзей, пригласи их участвовать вместе!

Это тот самый момент, когда даже 0,5 баллов решают, достоин ты гранта или нет. Поэтому очень советуем воспользоваться этой  возможностью.


  • Опубликовать интересный и креативный пост (с текстом не менее 50 слов, от имени участника)
  • Отметить @sdukz на фото (tag)
  • Хэштег #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Указать в посте ФИО, кластер и последние 6 цифр своего ИИН через хэштег (например, Ахметов Айбек, #кластер2, #123456.
  • Страница участника должна быть открытой до 10 марта.

Посты оцениваются организаторами олимпиады таким образом:

▫️1 балл:
— есть пост, выполнены все условия;
▫️2 балла:
— пост с хорошо написанным текстом;
▫️3 балла:
— интересный пост с качественно снятым и смонтированным видео;
▫️4 и 5 баллов:
— качественные посты с хорошим охватом, количеством лайков и комментариев.

Оценивая посты, организаторы в первую очередь обращают внимание на качество поста. То есть, даже с текстом можно получить максимальный балл. Или наоборот, посты которые набрали тысячи лайкав, могут получить только 1 балл из за плохого качества.

Посты принимаются до завершения онлайн регистрации.


ISPT Registration


«Болашақ» халықаралық стипендиясының екі дүркін иегері. 2011 жылы Англияның Newcastle университетінің магистратурасын Халықаралық мультимедиалық журналистика мамандығы бойынша бітірген. Ал 2021 жылдың наурыз айында Шотландияның Glasgow университетінде үш жылдан астам уақыт бойы жазған докторлық диссертациясын мерзімінен бұрын сәтті қорғап шықты. 1 айдан кейін оған Медиа және мәдени саясат мамандығы бойынша ресми түрде Философия докторы ғылыми атағы берілді. Dr Әсел негізі 1451 жылы қаланған университеттің Мәдени саясатты зерттеу орталығында (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) қызмет еткен. Аты әлемге әйгілі, nationalism ұғымының Ұлыбританияда негізін қалаушылардың бірі Эрнест Геллнерден тәлім алған Филип Слесинджердің шәкірті. Сондай-ақ, ол  магистратура студенттеріне Зерттеу әдістері (Research Methods) пәнінен дәріс оқып, Қазақстаннан тұңғыш рет PhD дәрежесін иеленген маман атанады. 

Докторлық диссертациясы, «Қазақ киносы және ұлт: сыни талдау» тақырыбы, ұлт құрылысы (nation building)  тәсілімдемесі арқылы зерттелген (Kazakh cinema and the nation: a critical analysis – Enlighten: Theses ( Ғылыми еңбекте ол қазақ киносына британ әлеуметтанушы Энтони Смиттің энтосимволизм концепциясы бойынша талдау жасап, қазақ халқының ұлт болып қалыптасуына атажұрттық фильмдердің әсері қаншалықты деген сұраққа жан-жақты жауап беруге ұмтылады. 

Диссертацияның жаңалығы – бұл отандық Еуразия Халықаралық  кинофестивалін академиялық тұрғыдан алғаш рет зерттеп, ғылымның фильм фестивальдері (film festival studies) атты жаңа саласына EurIFF ұғымын тұңғыш рет енгізді (бұл турасында ағылшын тілді ғылымда бір де бір диссертацияны айтағанның өзінде,  ғылыми орта назар аударарлық мақала да жоқтың қасы). Сонымен қатар, осы саланы зерттеп жүрген әлем зерттеушілеріне қазақ киносын, Қазақстанның халықаралық фестивалін ғылыми еңбегі арқылы танымалдандырды. 

Бұған дейін Әсел Қамза «Хабар» арнасында 2006-2010 жж. аралығында  «Азамат» жастар бағдарламасының редакторы, кейіннен продюсері, «Біз айтсақ…» ток-шоуының шеф-редакторы, қазақ және орыс тілінде хабар таратқан «Бизнес мекен» таңғы бағдарламасының сценарисі қызметін атқарып, ондаған тікелей эфирлерде жұмыс жасап, практик-журналист ретінде тәжірибесін толықтырды. Оның ішінде 2008-2009 жылдары «Қазақстанда жасалған» атты отандық өндірушілерді қолдау мақсатында ашылған тележобаның сценарист-редакторы әрі жүргізушісі болып жұмыс істеген. 2011-2014 жылдары «Қазақстан темір жолы» ҰК» АҚ Ішкі протокол және бұқарамен байланыс департаментінде маман деңгейінен бастап, жарнама бөлімінің бастығы позициясына дейін көтеріліп, 160 000-нан астам қызметкері бар  ұлттық компанияның  PR стратегиясын дамытып, үйлестіруге үлес қосқан. 

Сулейман Демирель Университетінде бакалавриат және магистратура шәкірттеріне қазақ және ағылшын тілдерінде Масс коммуникация теориясы, Зерттеу әдістері, Масс коммуникациядағы зерттеу әдістері, Медиа Социология және Бейне композиция пәндерінен сабақ береді. Ұлыбританияда 5 жылға жуық уақыт ішінде жинаған бүкіл өнегесі мен бар тәжірибесін күнделікті дәрісінде пайдалануға тырысады. Студенттеріне сыни ойлауға, сындарлы пікір білдіруге жөн сілтейді. Ғылыми жұмыс жазған кезде, кеңестік кезден келе жатқан дәстүрлі жүйе бойынша, тек ғылыми жетекшінің жөн-жобасын ғана басшылыққа алуды ғана үйретпей, шын мәнінде бүкіл жауапкершілікті өз мойнына алуға, өз бетінше, еркін және тәуелсіз жұмыс істеуге дағдыландырады. 

Мақалалары отандық ғылыми журналдарда жарық көрген. Қазіргі таңда толерантты журналистика, автобиографиялық фильмдерге қатысты зерттеу жұмыстарымен айналысады. 

Өмірлік ұстанымы – талап, сапа, нәтиже!

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